Archive for October, 2007

The tort system may achieve what the state legislatures could not with the hate-based Westboro Baptist Church. (more…)

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In what may be a disappointment for many, the Senate leadership has scheduled a vote on Mukasey for next Tuesday despite his refusal to recognize that waterboarding is torture. (more…)

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For the second time since his disasterous hearing, Michael Mukasey has refused to recognize that waterboarding is torture in answers to the Senate. (more…)

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For many liberals and civil libertarians, the Senate Democrats have long been the political equivalent of the Italian army: They are best seen on parade. (more…)

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For years, it has been rumored that the FBI used mob muscle to coerce information from a Klansman to locate the bodies of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, (more…)

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The White House continues to try to spin the presumptively false testimony of Michael Mukasey before the Senate. (more…)

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will again enter the debate over curbing Internet porn. (more…)

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The Supreme Court has grant cert to hear the Exxon Valdez cse and to agree whether Exxon Mobil should have to pay any punitive damages for the 1989 disaster that fouled 1,200 miles of pristine Alaskan shoreline. (more…)

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It appears that even being a government minister is not enough to protect you from being pulled aside for ‘flying while Muslim.” (more…)

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After the Florida Supreme Court threw out the $145 billion jury award against Big Tobacco, the industry celebrated the avoidance of a near disaster. However, individual cases are now lining up to return to court ahead of a January 11th deadline. (more…)

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The American Bar Association has called for a freeze on executions across the country. (more…)

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One of the concerns about closing the Cuba facilities for detainees is that it would only lead to detainees disappearing into unknown facilities. That concern seems to have been realized with regard to the CIA secret prisons. (more…)

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In an unexpected move, the U.S. Army is close to overturning the convictions of 63 black soldiers 63 years ago in Seattle after rioting of POWs at Fort Lawton. (more…)

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Never a great defender of the constitutional rights as a senator, Sen. Craig will now raise an important challenge to the constitutionality of his arrest. (more…)

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The White House has issued a defense of Judge Mukasey’s presumably false testimony that he was unaware of the techniques used in waterboarding — the favorite form of torture employed by the CIA. (more…)

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